The young, teenage "model" that caught the eye of talent agent, promoter and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's first Editor Forrest J. Ackerman, was named Heidi Saha. Legend has it that she came to fame in the early 70's when she arrived at the Sixth Annual New York Comic Convention dressed in a skimpy Vampirella costume. Despite some prevailing negativity surrounding her attempts at grabbing the Vampi spotlight from another model, FJA was introduced to her, and whether smitten by her young beauty or in a deal that was stricly business, the result was her own magazine and 24" x 36" poster for sale in the back pages of Warren Publications.
Now, almost 40 years later, her magazine, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF HEIDI SAHA, commands high prices on a market that's hot for these types of collectibles. HERITAGE AUCTIONS is currently accepting bids on a "slabbed" copy that is graded 7.0 out of 10. A collector's market watchdog, NOSTOMANIA, has listed on its website the most recent graded pricing as a "blended" value averaged from several markets. One thing is for sure, it is quite certain that this rare (only about 500 copies were ever printed) collector's commodity will close at a price that is well out of the reach of many a-Monsterologist.
|The HEIDI SAHA magazine listing on the Heritage Auctions website.|
|Graded pricing at Nostomania.|